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Power Electronics

New Kangoo Z.E. gains a new battery and a new engine with a range increase of over 50%: 270 km NEDC- creating new category leader.Brussels Motorshow, Belgium – Renault Pro+ announces two world premier additions to its Renault Pro+ range of electric vehicles. With four electric light commercial vehicles (LCV), this range is unique in the world. Moreover the company expands its range of connected services for commercial customers as well as its specialist network.

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According to our information, General Electric has decided to stop the development of its hydro turbine, which uses the marine currents to generate electricity.Cold shower on the great ambitions of France in the hydro, this technology that uses the marine currents to produce electricity.

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In 2015, all economic indicators pointed to continued market growth for both industries, power electronics and LED , especially with IGBT  modules boosted by EV/HEV  industry and general lighting applications, a killer application for LEDs since 2012 . To support this growth and answer the thermal management needs in power electronics and LED, lot of innovative technologies are emerging.

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Wolfspeed, a Cree Company and an actor in silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has introduced a 900V, 10mΩ MOSFET rated for 196 A of continuous drain current at a case temperature of 25°C. This device enables the reduction of EV drive-train inverter losses by 78 percent based on EPA combined city/highway mileage standards. This efficiency improvement offers designers new options in terms of range, battery usage and vehicle design.

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Powerstar, designers and manufacturers of the Virtue energy storage system, have launched its latest innovation – Virtue EV – one of the world’s first integrated rapid/fast electric vehicle and energy storage systems.Virtue EV is powered by a local off-grid energy storage solution, allowing a site to charge electric vehicles without investing in costly upgrades to energy infrastructures and cabling.

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American agricultural machinery manufacturer John Deere showcased its new prototype battery-electric farm tractor ahead of next month’s French SIMA show (Paris International Agri Business Show).While the company has shown a variety of alternative-fuel sources in the past, including a gasoline-electric hybrid version, this concept, called SESAM (Sustainable Energy Supply for Agricultural Machinery), is the first fully powered solely by a lithium-ion battery pack.

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